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Why Do I Only Cough At Night
Position?: If your cough worsens when you lie down, either at night or in the morning, it may be due to post-nasal drip or gerd. Both of these can cause bronchospasm and lead to cough. The treatments for these are different so see your doctor so treatment can be initiated if either or both of these proves to be the culprit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: The best treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. Are you coughing at night when you lie down? If so, this could be due to post-nasal drip which has a very different treatment than bronchospasm (which is another possibility). Other etiologies include gerd which also worsens when lying down. All these possibilities have very different treatments. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cool mist humidifier: May be helpful, especially if in a dry climate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux?: A possible cause of a cough that's worse in the evening is gastro-esophageal reflux. After food enters your stomach certain muscles (the LES or lower esophageal spincter) contract to prevent stomach contents from regurgitating back into your esophagus. This condition is more noticeable when lying horizontal. Using a wedge to elevate your upper body while sleeping can help. If persists see your Dr ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have got a very catchy cough started with green thick goo now white froth been going for about 4 weeks now, will wake me up at night & continue by day?
Treat: Green sputum means immune cells got involved with your infection. Now the mucous is being produced as part of inflammation. The cough is to bring up this junk. You now prob have reactive airway disease cuz your lungs think they need to keep producing sputum. They don't. Get an xray, you may need a short blast of steroids and an inhaler. Get it chked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night i can't seem to stop! help please ?
Sinusitis: Depending on when the cough starts at night it may be that you have a sinus infection. When you lay down the sinuses begin to drain and will trigger a cough because of the post-nasal drip that occurs. If the symptom has been going on for more that 7 to 10 days you should see you doctor. ...Read more
Need diagnosis...: Before any cough can be treated, the etiology must be diagnosed. Etiologies of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or even a combination of factors. All of these have different treatments so you need a diagnosis for the cough first. See your doctor for diagnosis and then treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to reduce airway inflammation. ...Read more
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